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0546 PA8337 Relax
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Subject: Evan the cat & dog relax in a car!
This film starts with the subject of relaxing and then leads into the virtues of this happening in an the automobile- and that's back in the 1930's! Clever but inaacurate.
left wing films -
Subject: not a real life solution but fun to watch
Subject: Hey! Hey! Whooaa, Now!
(eh I was trying to sing Frankie goes to Hollywood)
Anyways, the simply mad doctor of "Let Yourself Go: Dr Donald Laird, returns with more fun "relaxing experiments" in this Jem Handy film. As we open (after a rousing rendition of the song "Let Yourself Go" on the credits (see how smart I am?) we find an old codger who is unable to relax because of the amazingly frightful party going on inside by 6 year olds. Then the narrator says that relaxation is the key, and here comes Dr Laird (goateeless this time) and his kooky inventions! A bed movement graph! Measuring relaxation when you're too hot and too cold! When you're typing with a gas mask on and there are loud ooomphing noises in the background! The good doctor doesnt hide how mad he seems to be this time out, as the arched lighting casts incredibly high shadows on the wall, so we know what THAT means. We then go back to the party scene, which is terribly less interesting then Dr Laird, which I could watch for hours.
Subject: Great gadgets
Professor Laird has generously provided his "remarkable scientific equipment" to test the relaxation of some subjects in this film. One is a bed that's connected (by way of a "magic disc") to a pen that measures night-time restlessness like a seismograph. Another appears to be a hybrid gas-mask/beer-bong contraption that a woman wears while trying to type, despite ear-splitting decibels of white noise. Another man, apparently very hung over, is forced to stare at a spinning arrow and call out it's position when a bell rings. And one poor guy is locked in a sweat-box, as two men stand nearby with clipboards. After all that, sitting in a Chevy sure sounds good, doesn't it?
Steve Nordby -
Subject: Take a nap, you're only driving!
Is there no subject that Jam Handy can't turn into an advertisement for cars? Here we are presented with a hard-working dad coming home to a noisy, rowdy children's party. Is there no relief? Colgate University professor Laird demonstrates how we need rest and relaxation to be at our best. But where to find it? In a well insulated Chevy, of course!